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April 6th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Spring has finally arrived, though the temperatures continue to leave most of us skeptical.
Along with the thaw loiters the promise and excitement of another carefree, barefoot summer to come.
So, turn off all the electronic gadgets and push the kids in the direction of the door. Something as seemingly ordinary as spending the day outside, in the fresh air exploring, often turns out to be the day we canâ€™t wait to do again. Be sure to take advantage of all the exceptional programs Plymouth Centennial Park has to offer the community this summer.
PLYMOUTH â€” The United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation announced today that their joint executive director, Jennifer Maddox, will leave her position on June 30, after serving more than four years in that role.
PLYMOUTH â€” A Plymouth man is dead after shooting himself in the head in the yard of his home on Union Road Monday afternoon. Police were called to the scene at 1:40 p.m. when a resident from the 5,000 block of Union Road called saying her neighbor was at her home, with blood on her, and was saying that her husband had a gun. When officers arrived at the scene John Nemeth came outside the home with a handgun, and while standing in the front yard, shot himself. Walkerton EMS transported him to Memorial Hospital, South Bend where he was pronounced dead.
Culverâ€™s Relay for Life will return for a fourth year, and organizers -- adult and student alike -- are hoping to continue the momentum from the first three events, which surpassed many expectations to raise more than $100,000 each year and place Culver on the map as one of the few school-hosted locations for the cancer-fighting event in the entire country. The success of past Relays has also drawn attention for the fact that much of the organizing, planning, and execution of the event is student-led.
A group of local residents concerned with the lakes of Marshall County are seeking to make a difference with a new group devoted to those lakes.
Pilot photos/Madi Williams
Argos High School Choirâ€™s production of â€śGuys and Dollsâ€ť will be Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
ABOVE: Rehearsing, from left, front row: Seth Michel, Patrick Johnston, Ben Carter, Brian Snyder, Zack Smith, Ricky Rice, Riley Stauffer and back: Dominic Cataldo and Duy Nguyen
Rumors have circulated around Culver in recent weeks that popular local chef Larry Surrisi will once again be pleasing palettes in his role as one of the communityâ€™s several in-demand food gurus. This following the closing last year of the City Diner, Surrisiâ€™s most recent prior food venue. Now John Zehner, owner of two eateries here, has confirmed Surrisi will join another of Culverâ€™s chefs of renown, Greg Ogle, at two newly reformatted restaurants.
Culver Academiesâ€™ Huffington Concert Series for the 2010-2011 season concludes with Alfred Hitchcockâ€™s award-winning play, â€śThe 39 Steps,â€ť Wednesday, April 6, starting at 7:30 p.m. onstage at Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.
Area students enjoyed feeling a handful of sheepâ€™s wool, given to them by Jamie Michel, after Andy Howe sheared the animal during a demonstration for Ag Day at Centennial Park Thursday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Jefferson Elementary Head Cook Judi Martin has a new appreciation for the CPR training that the Plymouth Schools required her and others to take.
In early March, a cafeteria monitor at Jefferson rushed into the kitchen and told Martin she was needed immediately in the lunch room.
Martin said she quickly saw a third grader holding her throat and not breathing very well.
â€śWhen I stood her up, she was already a little limp,â€ť Martin said. â€śI told her I was going to push on her tummy a little.â€ť